04-24-2019 05:15 AM - edited 04-24-2019 05:22 AM
I contacted lenovo about getting recovery media and have recieved it. Now it fails at the end everytime i try to recover the computer. This is a work laptop and i really need to get it to work. I have swapped a few hdds before without any issue. Does anyone have any info to help?
04-24-2019 05:46 AM
Some more info. This computer has windows 7 installed. I have windows 7 recovery media disks. I am using a external drive to install the drives and windows. I get through pretty much the entire setup and then it says recovery failure. Is there something i should be doing to make this work?
04-24-2019 01:45 PM
Let me get this straight
Your Harddrive is dead, so you are trying to replace it with another one.
Once the new Harddrive is installed you are using an External DVD unit to instert the recovery disks and to reinstall windows 7 and drivers, but at the very end of the installation it crashes or displays some error message and nothing was installed at all, am I correct?
If so, It seems you need to modify something in BIOS or the disk you recieved is not working at all.
What I would suggest is to make a bootable usb, this means to "burn" the operative system image into a USB then install it from there.
It is not as hard as it sounds, just look how to do it in google and you will have no problem at all, nowadays laptops have some settings that need to be modified in BIOS in orther to reinstall the operative systems.
Hope this helps
04-25-2019 06:51 AM